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From "Bowen Li (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (FLINK-6684) Remove AsyncCheckpointRunnable from StreamTask
Date Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:12:00 GMT

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Bowen Li reassigned FLINK-6684:
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    Assignee: Bowen Li

> Remove AsyncCheckpointRunnable from StreamTask
> ----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FLINK-6684
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-6684
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: State Backends, Checkpointing
>            Reporter: Stefan Richter
>            Assignee: Bowen Li
>
> Right now, {{StreamTask}} executes {{AsyncCheckpointRunnable}} to run the async part
of a snapshot. However, it seems that currently the main reason for executing this code in
a separate tread is to avoid its execution under the checkpoint lock, so that processing can
proceed.
> Actually, the  checkpoint is already triggered asynchronously, in {{Task::triggerCheckpointBarrier}}.
We could also execute the checkpointing without executing {{AsyncCheckpointRunnable}}, by
just running the code inside the thread that is spawned in {{Task::triggerCheckpointBarrier}}.
We could simply
> 1) Run the synchronous part of the checkpoint under the checkpointing lock.
> 2) Run the asynchronous part of the checkpoint without holding the checkpointing lock.
> 3) Returning a {{Future}} from {{StatefulTask::triggerCheckpoint}} when called from {{Task::triggerCheckpointBarrier}}.
> This would simplify the code and make the usage of the {{SafetyNetCloseableRegistry}}
possible as intended. 



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